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Harika held to a draw by Abdumalik of Kazakhstan in FIDE Women's Grand Prix

Indian Grandmaster remained on four points, half a point behind two Russians

10 Mar 2020 3:53 PM

Harika stuns world champion Ju Wenjun in FIDE Women's GP

With two points, the Indian star is in joint lead with four others

05 Mar 2020 12:42 PM

Criticism mounts on WADA decision to ban Russia from all sporting events

Earlier in the week, the chair of the British Olympic Association called for 'the fullest possible sanctions to be taken against Russia.'

14 Dec 2019 11:41 AM

World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from world sports for 4 years over doping scandal

The World Anti-Doping Agency unanimously declared a blanket ban on Russia.

09 Dec 2019 4:15 PM

FIFA to visit Iran to assess preparations for female fans

According to a source close to the proceedings, it will be a three-person delegation.

12 Sep 2019 10:33 AM

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Eric Cantona to be honoured with UEFA President's Award

Cantona is the third Manchester United player to receive the award after Bobby Charlton in 2008 and David Beckham last year.

27 Aug 2019 10:00 PM

FIFA appoints emergency committee to run Egyptian football

The governing body of world football said it had appointed a "normalisation committee" to "run the daily affairs" of the EFA.

21 Aug 2019 1:51 PM

FIFA Goal of the Year: Messi and Ibrahimovic in nominees list; watch all goals

They are joined by three women and five men, with goals scored between July 16, 2018 and July 19, 2019.

20 Aug 2019 1:06 PM

Chelsea challenges FIFA transfer ban

The court has confirmed the expected appeal, adding it is "not possible to say at this time" when a verdict is expected.

07 Jun 2019 2:28 PM

Uefa charges ireland after fans threw tennis balls

John Delaney, an elected member of UEFA's executive committee, has been criticized by Irish lawmakers.

28 Mar 2019 6:01 PM

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Ban reduced, Maria Sharapova eyes April return

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova hailed the reduction of her two-year doping ban on Tuesday as one of the “happiest days” of her life, immediately targeting a return to action in April 2017.

05 Oct 2016 7:38 AM

IOC urges sweeping reforms

The World Anti-Doping Agency has this month been the target of hacking, but also finds itself in the crosshairs of an Olympic family demanding widespread reform in the battle against banned drugs in

23 Sep 2016 12:27 AM

Genetic doping, the ‘sea serpent’ of cheating

How big a threat is genetic doping to clean competition in sport

31 Jul 2016 1:45 AM

Seven more Russians banned, number is now 20

Seven athletes including a canoeing gold medallist became the latest Russian competitors to be banned from next month’s Rio Olympics after an explosive report revealed state-run doping across Russian

27 Jul 2016 6:51 AM

No total Rio ban on Russia, IOC leaves it to federations

The International Olympic Committee on Sunday ordered individual sports federations to decide whether Russian competitors should take part in the Rio Games after failing to agree on a complete ban ove

25 Jul 2016 6:49 AM

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Relief for Russia, but strict criteria for athletes

The International Olympic Committee will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month’s Rio Olympics over the nation’s doping record but will leave decisions on individual athletes’ participation

25 Jul 2016 1:33 AM

Rio Games: Sports tribunal upholds Russia ban

The international sports tribunal on Thursday rejected an appeal by 67 Russian athletes seeking to overturn an IAAF doping ban on them competing at the Rio Olympics.

21 Jul 2016 11:30 PM

IOC to take a week to decide on Olympic ban

Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov, 2015 world champion, competes in the men’s 110m hurdles final at a national event in Zhukovsky on Wednesday. (Photo: AFP)

21 Jul 2016 2:37 AM

Pro boxers get nod for Rio Olympics

Professional boxers can compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the sport’s governing body ruled in a landmark decision on Wednesday.

01 Jun 2016 11:38 PM

IOC discovers 23 more dope cheats

The International Olympic Committee on Friday reported 23 new doping failures from retests on 265 samples from the 2012 London Games.

28 May 2016 3:47 AM

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